Art Nouveau diamonds brooch pendant in platinum (950/1000). Brooch or pendant of triangular form with stylized floral design, entirely openwork. The jewel is decorated with fifty-one diamonds of which forty-nine are rosecut and two in brilliant. These are the central diamond and the one at the end of the brooch, in a pampille. The two main diamonds weigh 0.10 ct in the centre and 0.08 ct in the pampille – and are set with eight claws. The other diamonds are set in a grain setting. On the reverse side, two attachments allow a chain to be attached to wear the jewel as a pendant. Jewel from the Art Nouveau period, circa 1900.
Mascaron hallmark, and the brooch is numbered.
Dimensions of the brooch : 42 mm x 38 mm
Estimated weight of the diamonds : 0,70 carat
Condition : scratches from use
Weight : 10,88 gr
For further information : In antique jewelry, the Art Nouveau period is characterized by the inspiration of fauna, flora and also of women. Jewelers of this period are particularly influenced by Japanese art. We often find the same subjects: the woman in profile, the butterfly, the foraging bee, the dragonfly, fantastic animals, the seahorse, the fish, etc. The most popular fine and decorative stones from this period are opal, moonstone, topaz, amethyst, agate, ivory and horn. Finally, enamel is used in all these forms, it offers an infinite range of colors and gives an interesting aspect to the jewel, like plaque a jour enamel.